Why can't we buy old fashioned gas can spouts? (2024)

Are all gas can spouts the same size?

Flexible gas can spout

They are designed with a flexible shaft that usually comes in a variety of densities and sizes. There are flexible spouts with wider nozzles that encourage heavier and faster flows, while other models sport only thin nozzles.

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Why did they stop venting gas cans?

Well, back in 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency banned the sale of gas cans that actually work well. It seems the federal bureaucrats were wringing their hands over a whiff of gas vapors escaping into the atmosphere from a vent while the gasoline is being poured. So, vented gas cans were outlawed.

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Are all gas cans the same?

Portable fuel containers (gas cans) come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. This includes cans that are used for different purposes – red containers are for storing gasoline, blue for kerosene, and yellow for diesel fuel.

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How do you use a quick flow spout on a gas can?

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Why do jerry cans have 3 handles?

The three handles allowed easy handling by one or two people, or movement bucket brigade-style. The handle design also allows for two empty cans to be carried in each hand, utilizing the outer handle.

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Should I leave the vent open on my gas can?

So for best results when fueling up with a gas can, it does need a vent. That's why you should stick to your old one.

Are old gas cans illegal?

The EPA banned normal gas cans in 2009, following the pioneers at the California Air Resources Board, which intones: The Portable Fuel Container (PFC) regulations are an important concept in our efforts to improve California's air quality. PFCs, also known as gas cans…

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How long does gasoline last in a plastic gas can?

Though it naturally degrades and loses combustibility over time due to oxidation (exposure to oxygen) and evaporation of its volatile compounds, gasoline usually lasts three to six months when properly stored in a labeled, tightly sealed plastic container or metal tank of the capacity recommended by your fire ...

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When did gas can spouts change?

While gas cans produced after January 1, 2009 must stick to these requirements, your old can is still able to serve its original purpose. Maybe the old ones weren't the best devices, but that's where EZ-POUR® comes in. Our spouts make fueling up easier than ever.

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Why are gas cans red?

Red: Gasoline (Flammable)

Complying with OSHA and NFPA Code 30 requirements and equipped with no-weld bottoms and spark-proof flame arrestors, these Type-1 gas cans will ensure that there are no mistakes when handling any flammable liquid.

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Is it better to store gas in metal or plastic?

For long-term fuel storage, metal cans are better than plastic. Plastic chemicals can leach into fuel, and plastic will degrade over time. Metal can rust, but in general will last longer than plastic.

What is a yellow gas can for?

YELLOW: Diesel (Flammable)

Yellow gas cans serve as diesel fuel containers and meet the same governmental requirements.

Why can't we buy old fashioned gas can spouts? (2024)
What is a quick flow spout?

Use fossil fuels conservatively without wastage by using this Midwest Can Company Quick-Flow Spout. This spill-resistant replacement spout features an automatic closing mechanism for efficient usage. This spout is compatible with all Midwest Can gasoline, kerosene and diesel containers.

How do you open the Midwest can spout?

I needed a gas can quickly and for some reason the one I wanted was illegal to ship to California. Anyway - I ended up with this one which came with no instructions regarding the safety spout. You need to push in the red lever and then push down the top of the spout to open the flow.

How do you get gas out of the Midwest?

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